Alec Bohm, 1B/3B
Philadelphia received more encouraging development from infielder Alec Bohm in his fourth professional season.
His defensive errors decreased for the second consecutive year since he had 16 in 2021 (15 at his natural third base position) and committed 13 errors at third in 2022. Bohm had a stark improvement with only four errors at third base this year but looked uncomfortable at times playing first base, with five errors.
He played the most time at first base (80 appearances, 59 starts) than in any of the previous three seasons. Unless injuries strike the Phillies at first base again, the 27-year-old should see far less time at the position and more playing time at third base in 2024.
The 2018 third-overall selection by Philadelphia had a .274/.327/.437 line in 558 at-bats during the regular season. He set a career-high with 31 doubles, 20 home runs, 97 RBI, and 42 walks. However, like Stott, he had his least productive hitting month of the season during September, slashing .235/.278/.412 in 102 at-bats.
Bohm's offensive struggles continued during the playoffs. He had a .239/.340/.370 line but had a minimum of one hit in six of the seven contests in the NLCS. While many of the hitters struggled in Games 6 and 7 against the Diamondbacks, the third baseman had three hits, one walk, and two runs scored in eight plate appearances.
He may have his best season yet in 2024.